2018 DB11 Volante

The 2018 DB11 Volante Is Aston Martin’s New Drop-Top V8 Cruiser

It was previewed in prototype form last year, but now it’s here for real. Aston Martin today unveiled the new DB11 Volante, and unlike its predecessor, it’s V8 only. The DB11 Volante is also both 57 lbs lighter and five percent stiffer than the DB9 it replaces, and it’s headed to the US early next […]

2018 genesis g80 sport

How Genesis Made The G80 Sport’s Form Match Its Function

Automotive design goes deeper than styling. Scoops, vents, and inlets aren’t always just styling cues; they can be functional elements to improve performance. The automotive world’s most successful designers and engineers seem to agree. Before iconic cars can take shape, they need to have a clear purpose. That’s why, when brand new contemporary luxury brand […]

Audi A3 E-Tron

Audi A3 E-Tron Was Best-Selling Plug-In Model In A Record Month In Germany

The German plug-in electric passenger car market registered a record 4,666 units, up 175% Year-on-Year, with Year-to-date registrations growing 125% over the 2016 result in the same period. The Audi A3 e-Tron was again best-selling plug-in model with 537 units, followed by the Volkswagen e-Golf with 475 registrations, the Renault Zoe in with 423 deliveries, the Kia Soul EV with […]

2017 Toyota Prius Prime

2017 Toyota Prius Prime Quick Spin

The Prius Prime offers about 25 miles of all-electric driving if you pop it into EV mode and leave it there. Those are, by far, the best 25 miles you’ll drive in the Prime all day (unless, of course, you’re able to charge it up before going out again). Those 25 miles are quiet and […]

Toyota 86

Toyota Is Making a More Track-Ready 86 For Japan

Toyota announced the “GR” series of tuned cars for the Japanese market. Named for its motorsports division, Gazoo Racing, the GR series bring visual and chassis modifications to various Toyota models—including, intriguingly, the Prius—but no more power. Most interesting to us is the 86 GR pictured above. No, it’s not the turbocharged 86 enthusiasts have […]

Home Ev Charging

DOE: EV Charging Consumes Less Energy Than Water Heating in A Typical Household

Charging an electric car consumes less energy than several common household appliances, according to data compiled by the US Department of Energy. Annual energy consumption for a typical household shows that home heating consumes by far the most energy (11,300 kW-hrs) followed by water heating (4,700 kW-hrs) and charging an electric car (2,800 kW-hrs). Based […]

2018 Audi S5

2018 Audi S5 Coupe Drivers’ Notes

It may not look all that different from the outgoing model, but the 2018 Audi S5 coupe is all new both inside and out. The V6 ditches a supercharger for a single twin-scroll turbo that provides 21.5 psi of boost. That engine is mated with ZF’s wonderful eight-speed automatic and sends power to all four […]

2017-E-Golf

VW E-Golf Was Best Seller In Norway In 40% Pev Market Share

The Norwegian plug-in electric passenger car market was up 43% year-on-year in August, having registered 5,389 units last month, the second best result ever, with a whopping 40% market share (20.8% BEV). In terms of year to date in 2017, 36.452 plug-in vehicles have been sold, up 27% compared to 2016, keeping the plug-in market share at […]

The Mercedes-AMG

We Can Confirm the Mercedes-AMG Project One Hypercar Has Headlights

At the Frankfurt Motor Show in just two weeks, Mercedes-AMG will unveil the Project One, a hybrid hypercar with an 1.6 liter V6 from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 car and four electric motors to give it an output of at least 1000 horsepower and a top speed of more than 217 mph. We have seen […]

Ariel Hipercar

Ariel To Launch 1180 Bhp Rang-Extended Electric Supercar In 2020

Ariel Motor Company release details of their all new, ultra-high performance, range extended, electric supercar project – HIPERCAR. Standing for High Performance Carbon Reduction, the project is destined for full release in 2019 and Ariel production in 2020 alongside the Atom, Nomad and Ace. As with other Ariel vehicles the focus of HIPERCAR is on extreme performance, agility and […]